Bad Fathers are an American rock band formed in Iowa City in 2002. The band consists of vocalists Juan Hooks, Austin Galante, and Justin Alan Cox, guitarist Jeff Ryon, bassist Miah Handley and drummer Ryan Turi. The stylistically diverse band has been described by MTV as, "Spazzed out Punk Rap."
The band has released three full length albums, Go Poke a Hole in Yourself (2004), Angels in the Chamber (2005), Sex Defender (2009), and a 12' vinyl Swallow for Iowa (2003). Angels has received much critical acclaim and achieved commercial success during Warped Tour '05. URB magazine's review of Angels said, "Mixing the free-for-all fun of punk rock with the street sensibility of hip hop & sexy swagger of reggae, Bad Fathers bring an amusing, sarcastic and intelligent project." The album features the song Bragging Rights, a collaboration with Grammy Award winning vocalist Cee Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley fame.
"This album(Angels) is well done, features a wide variety of sounds, from dub, to new-wave, to punk, and wraps it up in a tight cocoon of hip-hop party vibes." --Punk TV
Bad Fathers have appeared on Fuse Televisions' Tattoo Stories and on Fuse's Warped Tour Wrap Up. The song Guess What Daddy Wants is featured in the 2008 MGM film College. The song January was pressed on half a million discs for UPN's Digital Lounge Series. The single Too Fat to Strip charted on numerous college radio charts including Record Breakers, Rapattacklives.com, and Insomniac. Hurting is featured in Ronnie Romero's latest wakeboarding movie UPDOG.
"In the tradition of the notorious Iggy Pop, Axl Rose, and Tommy Lee; comes hip hop's own bad boys: Bad Fathers." --Black Beat Magazine
"Discomforting oddity of the day award goes to Iowa's own Bad Fathers." --The Boston Herald
Sex Defender is available now! A video for the single I Care Less About The Bitches is available for viewing on Youtube and on the band's myspace.
Juan Hooks- Vocals
Justin Alan Cox-Vocals
Ryan Fury- Drums
Full Length Albums
- Sex Defender
-Angels In The Chamber - Features Cee-Lo of Gnarls Barkley
-Go Poke A Hole In Yourself
MTV on Warped Tour Performances
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"..... then you have lunatics in loin cloths and combat boots calling themselves Bad Fathers play sp..."..... then you have lunatics in loin cloths and combat boots calling themselves Bad Fathers play spazz-out punk rap tunes..."
URB on Angels in The Chamber
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"From Iowa City comes one of the most original albums we've heard in a while. Mixing the free for al..."From Iowa City comes one of the most original albums we've heard in a while. Mixing the free for all fun of Punk Rock with the street sensibility of Hip Hop and the sexy swagger of Reggae, Bad Fathers bring an amusing, sarcastic and intellegent project."
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"In the tradition of the notorious Iggy Pop, Axl Rose, and Tommy Lee comes hip hop's own bad boys : ..."In the tradition of the notorious Iggy Pop, Axl Rose, and Tommy Lee comes hip hop's own bad boys : Bad Fathers."
Angels In The Chamber
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It's the adaptation of the 'Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll ' concept to hip hop. Theres plently on this ...It's the adaptation of the 'Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll ' concept to hip hop. Theres plently on this record that kids shouldnt hear."
new full length
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"...... Featuring Cee-Lo Green, Brian Wolff, and William Elliott Whitmore, Bad Fathers is part punk-..."...... Featuring Cee-Lo Green, Brian Wolff, and William Elliott Whitmore, Bad Fathers is part punk-rock (they’ve played on Warped Tour) and part hip-hop with outrageous overtures. It’s exactly the album you’d expect to be bangin’ around 10 or 11pm at some college party since it has those types of lyrics that you could hear any preppy chick getting drunk and slurring. Keep an eye on these fellas they’re going to be herding together the hip-hopsters and punk scenesters into one big crowded cattle farm."
Our sets can range anywhere from 30-90 minutes. 1 set per show.
See You on the Ground
It Took Forever to Forget
Not Enough Gold
Love, True Love
I Want More
In a Hurry
I Care Less About The Bitches
Other songs available
Kith Me on the Lisp